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Detroit priest counselled Canadians

Friar who died in 1957 declared venerable By J.P. Sonnen Special to The B.C. Catholic French author Georges Bernano

Former Religious Freedom Ambassador embarks on new Cardus role

Andrew Bennett's three-year term ended in late March By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Former Religious Freedom Ambas

Faith groups seek conscience rights

Archdiocese of Vancouver joins new eight-member coalition By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Larry

Senate committee recommends amendments to euthanasia bill

Legislation back to Commons, then will go back to upper house after third reading vote By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN)

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Outreach team celebrates one year of helping the poor

Good Shepherd Street Ministry delivers candy, socks, and prayers to Downtown Eastside residents By Agnieszka Krawczynsk


Deacon aims to balance faith, marriage, and work

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Years of experience with apostolic communities led to vocation By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Deacon Raul Abella, ordained a permanent deacon Dec. 8 in Holy Rosary Cathedral, discussed with The B.C. Catholic being...

Father Lynn shares his unique path to the priesthood

Monday, 23 May 2016
Parent of three ordained in December By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Father Edwin Lawrence Larry Lynn was ordained a priest Dec. 4, 2015. A parent of three, Father Lynn spoke of...

Alpha revamps its popular program

Sunday, 22 May 2016
Alpha program turns clubber into evangelizer By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic An international group of evangelizers has just revamped its popular program. Alpha officially released its new Alpha Film Series April 14. The new...


Priests act as conduits of Christ's mercy

- Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Lord embraces us with compassion This is an excerpt from the homily given by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, at the May 14 ordination Mass of two priests. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, gives the homily at Father Lucio Choi and Father Mark McGuckin's ordination Mass. (Photo: Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic) Deacons Lucio Sung Min Choi and Mark James McGuckin have...

New Jane Austen film returns to philosophy of virtue

- Saturday, 21 May 2016

New Jane Austen film Love & Friendship returns to philosophy of virtue BY C.S. MORRISSEY In Whit Stillman's new Jane Austen film, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) sets her sights on Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel). Charm is a simulation of virtue, used by those who lack virtue, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Photo: Bernard Walsh/Roadside Attractions) Not only Jane Austen fans, but also philosophers, are excited about the release this month of the new Whit Stillman film, Love & Friendship. Stillman has taken the epistolary novella, Lady Susan, an early project of Austen’s, and adapted it for the screen. Unlike the heroines of Austen’s classic...


Prelate responds to newspapers series on sexual abuse

Thursday, 26 May 2016
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa talks of 'moment of purification' for Catholics By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa responded to a series of clerical sexual abuse news stories...

Amended euthanasia bill includes nod to conscience protection

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Lawyer considers proposed legislation worse proposal than no law By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Lawyer Phil Horgan, president of the Catholic Civil Rights League, poses with Father Raymond J. de Souza in this...

Latin American plea for mining justice

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace calls attention to issue By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace urged the prime minister to heed a letter from more...


Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...

B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...

B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...


Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...






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